Food Desert Research in Birmingham, Alabama

Recently, research was conducted in Birmingham, Alabama on the Impact of Food Deserts and Food Imbalance on Public Health.

The work, which was sponsored by Main Street Birmingham, found:

-Over 88,000 people live on blocks were mainstream grocers are distant (e.g. food deserts) or where both grocers are distant and unhealthy food is readily available (e.g. food imbalance) – covering over 43 square miles and including 23,000 children, and

-Living in these areas impacts both the length and quality of life.

To see an executive summary of the research findings, click here.  For more information on Main Street Birmingham and their work to combat food deserts, check out The Urban Food Project.